Sexual Orientation in Random, Random, Random Posted June 7, 2010 Seems like there are a lot on here the same way (straight acting, although I don't like the term "acting") and some who are more effeminate, which is also fine. I can´t see why call that "straight acting". The "acting" refers to playing a role, to act as someone else. But you are just being yourself and not playing a role at all. To me the term "straight acting" is mostly used by people who aren´t out of the closet in most parts and try to hide their sexual orientation.